In this academic article (14 pages), Professor Ora Limor from the Department of History, Philosophy and Judaic Studies at the Open University explores how believers of different religions share sacred sites. Arguing that the
From the PBS LearningMedia Sacred Journeys series, this engaging video (03:59) explores Jerusalem as a sacred city that holds some of the holiest sites for the three major monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
In this i24News segment (06:49), Dr. Yair Caspi explores the emergence of a new phenomenon of young Israeli Jews from across the religious spectrum picking and choosing from among the various traditions and
Created by NCSY, an Orthodox organization dedicated to inspiring Jewish youth to engage with Judaism, this booklet summarizes each chapter of Megillat Esther, and provides accompanying ideas, images and activities to make the story more meaningful and
Through a hands-on activity, text study and dvar Torah, this educational resource explores the elements of Jewish peoplehood and collective responsibility found in the Purim story and customs. Created by Makom, the educational wing of the Jewish Agency, this
Written by Isabella R. Hess, this thoughtful Purim poem blesses the next generation of Jewish children with the qualities exemplified by the characters in the Purim story – the courage of Esther, the humility
Written by Rabbi Simon Jacobson, the director of the The Meaningful Life Center, this poem blesses the reader with the profound spiritual secrets of Purim. Purim Greetings May you be turned inside out upside
Written and performed by Rachel Kann, this creative video (05:57) presents a feminist spoken word poem inspired by Vashti’s refusal to comply to the demands of King Achashverosh. The lyrics can be seen below.
This post presents an innovative feminist ritual that some communities have adopted during the reading of Megillat Esther on Purim. Traditionally, four verses are read aloud in unison by the enter congregation for
This post presents a new Purim ritual created by Ma’yan, a Jewish feminist, social justice and leadership training program for teen girls. They created flags celebrating the courage of two female characters in